Posts made in July, 2012

Match of the Week: Wick Academy 2-4 Raith Rovers

By on Jul 29, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

Finally, after Scottish football’s traumatic summer, the chance to get back to some actual football. Starting with the now-traditional curtain-raiser of the Challenge Cup (currently the Ramsdens Cup, if you prefer). It’s for the lower league teams only – which means most media attention has been focused on Rangers’ debut in the cup, at Brechin on the Sunday. But...

Read More

The 2012 Olympic Games: Mens Football Day One

By on Jul 28, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

After a dream of an opening round in the women’s Olympic football, the men showed how international football tournaments SHOULD be done; three dismissals, plenty of playacting, a group of death, defensive mindsets…and a domestic team unable to keep the ball and, consequentially, a 1-0 lead. And yet… the opening round of the men’s Olympic football was a long way from...

Read More

The 200% Pre-Season Previews – Arsenal

By on Jul 27, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Welcome to the first of our annual pre-season previews, this year starting with the Premier League and therefore, Arsenal. For those of you stopping by for the first time, there’ll be no in-depth tactical analysis here, and no hard and fast predictions for how teams will do over the next nine months. Consider these previews a taster of the deluge of previews...

Read More

Match Of The Past: Aston Villa

By on Jul 26, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

And so we reach the end of the current run of Match Of The Past, our summer series covering some of the great matches in the history of the clubs that will be making up the coming seasons Premier League. Our last club – and these haven’t been done in any particular order, in case you were wondering – is one of the founder members of the Football...

Read More

The 2012 Olympic Games: Womens Football Day One

By on Jul 26, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Like the line-up on the Thursday evening before my first Glastonbury Festival officially started, the actual opening day of the Olympics proved an unexpected bonus, with a day of entertaining, virtually cynicism-free football, only blemished by a “flag issue” and a terrible tweet. When England hosted the 1966 World Cup, one of the BBC presenters – Frank Bough,...

Read More